Lecturer in Political Science, University of Haifa

The main field of my study is political corruption. I am interested in all aspects that relate to political corruption: starting from the conceptual level (What is political corruption?), through to the discursive level (In what historical circumstances can a particular incidence be defined as political corruption?) onto a theoretical-empirical analysis of the scope of corruption in Israel and other countries around the world and finally ending up with a policy outline of recommendations for minimizing political corruption.

There is little need to emphasize the importance of understanding and dealing with political corruption as a means to strengthen democracy and politics. From a research point of view these issues are intellectually challenging. A study of political corruption is in fact a study that deals with aspects of political reality itself, and does not necessarily deal only with its formal aspects. However, since the meaning of political corruption is structured in one way or another politically and socially, dealing with the “phenomena” requires a great deal of conceptual and theoretical awareness, as well as sensitivity to its discursive aspects. It is the combination of the different dimensions that makes this field of study most fascinating.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Political Science, University of Haifa